The Macleay was strongly represented in the Mid North Coast Junior Cricket sides at the Northern NSW Pathway Carnivals held on the October long weekend as 14 local players took the field.
The Macleay fielded players in the four age groups; the Under-13s, 14s, 16s and 18s.
Regional coach for the Mid North Coast Academy and Mid North Coast Junior Cricket president Gary Humphreys said all of the Macleay players played at a high level and proved they deserved their positions in the representative side.
“All of the Macleay juniors performed very well and all stepped up to the increased challenge,” Humphreys said.
The development coach said there was a few players from the Macleay who stood out for their respective teams.
“Jack Wakely was arguably the best player from the Macleay over the weekend,” Humphreys said.
“He stood out with the bat, scored plenty of runs and when you consider he is only 13 and playing up two age groups – he really shone.
“Kai Dunbor-Rudd and Lachie Dowling were also great in the Under-16s.”
Jack and Lachie were selected into the North Coast Under-15s side to compete at the State Challenge in Port Macquarie this weekend.
“Jarrod Prosper was another player to stand out, he scored well with the bat and picked up a score of 87 on the last day to lead his team to victory,” Humphreys said.
“All of the players from the younger age groups performed really well too but Jonty was definitely a player who stood out.
“He batted really well and was one of the best players in the team.”
The Mid North Coast representatives will now return to club level and interdistrict competitions.
Representative selections will soon be announced for the Kookaburra North Coast Under-14s and the Northern Inland Under-13s side.
Macleay’s representative players:
- Under 18s – Jackson Korn, Mitch Korn and Jarrod Prosper.
- Under 16s – Jye Woodger, Lachie Dowling, Jack Wakely, Dylan Monn, Kai Dunbor-Rudd and Flynn O’Loughlin.
- Under 14s – Jonty Ross, Thomas Paix and Beau Mainey.
- Under-13s – Matthew Powick and Thomas Powick.
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